Amber Heard files for bankruptcy: Does she wants to avoid paying Johnny Depp at all costs?
Amber Heard‘s financial situation after the trial against her ex-husband Jonny Deep is not good at all, but now the actress surprised by declaring bankruptcy after being unable to pay the fine of the trial to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.
In the weeks that the process lasted, social networks were filled with videos, comments and even live streams of the testimonies delivered by both actors.
How much does Heard have to pay Depp?
After the end of the trial, the jury ruled that Heard had to pay $10 million in damages to Johnny Depp. Depp would also have to pay $2 million have compensation.
As soon as the verdict was handed down by the judge, the Aquaman actress‘ legal team explained to the judge that the woman would not have enough money to pay off the debt.
Since then, Heard has been in a legal process to find options other than paying the $10 million. It is now known that she has appealed to the jury’s decision so that the fine will be lower.
Amber Heard’s statement
“We believe the court made errors that prevented a fair and First Amendment-compliant verdict. Therefore, we are appealing the verdict,” a spokesperson for the artist said in a statement.
Amber Heard filed for bankruptcy and on July 21 filed the appeal with the state of virginia. The 35-year-old woman would be seeking a nullity of the judgment because she does not have the resources to pay her debt.
Johnny Depp’s team’s response
“The verdict speaks for itself, and Mr. Depp believes this is a time for both parties to move on with their lives and get back on their feet. But if Ms. Heard is determined to continue the litigation by appealing the verdict, Mr. Depp will file a concurrent appeal to ensure that the Court of Appeals considers the full record and all relevant legal issues,” a source close to Johnny Depp explained to CNN.